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James B. "Jim" Steele
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Obituary for James B. "Jim" Steele

James B."Jim" Steele, age 68, a resident of Apollo Beach, FL, formerly of Chicago and Naperville, IL, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his son's home in Riverview, FL. He was born October 6, 1949 in Chicago.

Beloved husband of Marianne Steele (nee Dennehy), whom he married April 3, 1976, loving father of Troy Steele of Dallas, TX , Mark (Jennifer) Steele of Riverview, FL, Marie Steele of Las Vegas, NV, adored grandfather of Walker, Tessa and Leah Steele; Connor and Lillian Steele, devoted son of the late Samuel R. "Sam" and Catharine A. "Kay" Steele (nee Chester), dear brother of Donna (Richard) Catey of St. Charles, IL, Michael (Amy) Steele of Prince George, VA, and Thomas (Lynne) Steele of Lockport, IL, son-in-law of Mary Catherine and the late Thomas Joseph Dennehy, fond brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Jim grew up in Chicago, a was a member of St. Bede's Parish and was a 1967 graduate of Bogan High School. He worked for many years in the nuclear power industry, most recently with Bechtel Corporation. After retirement, Jim moved to the Tampa, FL area with his wife, Marianne.

Jim was a former member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Aurora. He enjoyed golfing, boating, being outdoors and spending time with his family. Jim was a proud South Side Irishman and a longtime, enthusiastic fan of the Chicago White Sox

Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Family and friends will meet Friday, August 31st to celebrate a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to:

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Attn: Terri Dillon, 420 E. Superior St., Rubloff Building, 9th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60611, (312) 503-4837,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Memorial Contribution

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

420 E. Superior St., Rubloff Building, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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